The Certificate III in Food Processing (Brewing) is an exciting new course that will enhance your skills at creating the perfect beer. This course covers the science and practical aspects of brewing.
You will learn the importance of raw materials and their production; the science of wort production; different yeasts and the fermentation process; and how all of these influence beer flavour.
You will experience various styles of beer, discuss beer evaluation and taste a range of beer faults.
This course is suitable for any employees already working in the brewing industry, those that want to advance their brewing knowledge looking to own their own microbrewery or simply improve their home brew.
We have partnered up with the Australian Craft Beer Centre of Excellence (Aunty Jacks) in Ballarat. You will be learning from Peter Aldred, known as “Dr Beer”, who is the head brewer of Aunty Jacks and comes with an extensive CV including a PhD in Biochemistry, Diploma in Brewing & Distilling, Judge for the Australian International Beer Awards and was a past employee of CUB. The practical training will take place in the state of the art facilities of Aunty Jacks! To take a look at their facilities and more on Dr Beer please use the following link:
The course content below provides all possible units related to the course. If the course has various streams, the units you are required to study will depend on your chosen stream.
Delivery: Combination of classroom and online.
You must be employed as a trainee in the food processing industry.
This qualification is delivered in partnership with industry and students enrolled in this program must be a participant in Australian Craft Beer Centre of Excellence (Aunty Jacks) Cicerone programs so that assessment under workplace conditions can be undertaken.
For information in relation to the University and students rights and responsibilities please refer to the VET Information Guide.
Applicants need to demonstrate the literacy and numeracy skills required to undertake this course through a test as part of the application process. The test will be conducted through Federation College prior to commencement of training. Feedback will be provided to the applicant on their results and types of support, if necessary, available to them.
The application method varies depending on your circumstances, please visit our How to apply page for further information.
VTAC application: No
Direct application: Yes
Federation University code: DLAS
National course code: FBP30121
The tuition fees you will pay depends on your eligibility for a Victorian Government subsidised place under the Skills First Program.
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(Not eligible for government subsidy)
*Fees displayed are estimates for the total program and may change depending on individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees are subject to change annually.
Visit our TAFE enrolment fees page for more information.
Material fees cover the cost of items which are purchased by the university and provided to the student, such as tools, materials, uniforms, textbooks, excursions and other incidentals associated with the program.
The estimated material fees for this program are $0
You could be eligible for government subsidised study at Federation University through the Skills First eligibility exemptions initiative.
If you have been deemed ineligible for a government-subsidised place because you have a higher qualification or have commenced two qualifications at the same level, you may be eligible to enrol in a government-subsidised place with an eligibility exemption.
Please note: A limited number of TAFE eligibility exemptions are available so contact us now to secure your place for 2023.
Direct Debit Payment Plans are available for eligible students to help manage the payment of tuition and material fees throughout the enrolment year (excluding Diploma/Advanced Diploma tuition fees).
Students accessing government-subsidised training under the Skills First Program need to be aware that enrolling in a qualification may affect their ability to access future government-subsidised training.
Free TAFE: Under the Victorian Government Free TAFE initiative, some programs have free tuition for eligible students, however material fees (if applicable) will be payable by the student. Free TAFE is subject to availability and eligibility requirements.
Visit the TAFE fees website. for further information on fees, payments and refunds.
If what you have learned at work, from other programs, courses, from life experience or training provided at work is relevant to this program, you may be entitled to gain subject credits or exemptions. The University is obliged to recognise the AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by other registered training organisations. For further details contact Federation University on 1800 333 864.
Further education pathways into Certificate IV in Food Science and Technology
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The commencement of all programs is subject to available funding and enrolment quotas.
All information contained in this program overview including the availability of programs and fees, is correct at the time of being published, however the University reserves the right to alter any program, procedure or fee. Students should check for any amendment prior to enrolment.
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Please note: This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible individuals.
National RTO Code: 4909